Friday 17th February 2012

To say that we have only been back for a week following the half term break, I was suitably impressed with the amount of awards that were given out during our achievement assembly today.

There is certainly a lot to be proud of, both in and out of the classroom and Dr Carol Roberts, School Governor, was on hand to see the range of awards that were given out.

Dr Roberts then went on to help out in our mathematics lessons over the course of the morning and enjoyed the delights of ‘Fast Food Friday’ in our Dining Hall with our boys!

The first award to be given out was a reading certificate for 100 points to Rohan in Year 3. Usually the boys are presented with a book mark, but the boys have been busy designing a brand new book mark, with the winning design announced in our special ‘Book Day’ Achievement assembly next Friday, where our boys will be asked to come to school dressed as a simile!

Well done Rohan on achieving 100 reading points:

Razeen in Year 4 received a book token to the value of £5 for 200 reading points:

In Mathematics, Adnan and William collected their certificates-well done boys!

The following boys received the wonderful news that they had all achieved Mathletics Gold Award status and were visibly impressed to receive their certificates!

Following the recent assessments in MFL, the boys pictured below received certificates for achieving super marks-many of the boys achieved full marks-a super achievement in itself!

James and James collected silver awards for 500 housepoints with Matthew and Rohan, the proud recipients of bronze certificates for 300 housepoints:

The anticipation for the Olympic Award this week was beautifully captured by Mr Caldwell this week:

Well done to Alex who received the award for his debut appearance for the U9 rugby team on Monday. No wonder he’s smiling-well done Alex!

Student of the Week this week was Joe in Year 3, who has settled extremely well into the Junior School. Congratulations!

Sporting Results:

U9 Rugby vs. Grosvenor: Won 75-15

Report on Swimming Gala vs.QEGS, Wakefield

On Thursday 23rd February, the U9s, 10s and 11s A and B teams represented Nottingham High Junior School at a swimming gala at home against QEGS Wakefield. This was a “first time fixture” in many years and there was great anticipation on both sides. After the medley relays the scores reflected everyone’s thoughts  : it’s going to be close! Our A team was leading with 24 points, QEGS A team had 22 points and both B teams were on 10 points. After some fantastic individual events the scores were: our A team on 64 points, QEGS A team on 59 points, QEGS B team on 36 points and NHJS B team on 28 points. After some exciting finishes during the Freestyle relay events, the final scores were: NHJS A team 1st with 86 points, QEGS 2nd with 85 points, QEGS B team came 3rd with 46 points and NHJS B team came 4th with 36 points. So close, with only one point between first and second!

Some great swimming as individuals and as teams against some very tough competition-well done boys.

Many thanks to our parent timekeepers, Senior School staff (Mr Harrison, Mr Brown and Mr PJ Smith) and spectators for their continued support.

Thank you also to Ralph for reading out the above report during our assembly:

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